Dr. Anindita Datta guest researcher at Lund University
Anindita Datta is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. Her research interests are in the area of feminist geography, conceptual traditions in geography and social geography of India. She is particularly interested in visibilising indigenous feminisms, re orienting gender studies to Asian contexts, examining the praxis of everyday life over everyday spaces and in issues of gendered and epistemic violence. Anindita has published consistently in internationally known peer reviewed journals with an interdisciplinary perspective, has served as member International editorial board for Gender, Place and Culture, been invited as visiting faculty to the Department of Gender Studies, Lund University, Sweden under the Linnaeus Palme programme, has held an Erasmus Mundus fellowship in the same Dept., been invited to deliver talks and keynotes at the Royal Geographical Society and Institute of British Geographers, UK, NTNU Norway, University of Bordeaux, France, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, NIAS And University of Copenhagen, Denmark, University of Groningen, Netherlands, among others. She is also currently member of the Steering Committee, IGU Commission on Gender and Geography.
A soldier’s daughter, Anindita grew up in different cantonment towns leaving her with startling insights into connections between people and place. She sees no contradiction in her role as mother of three active children and hands on feminist geographer. When not driving off the beaten track she can be contacted on anindita.dse [at] gmail.com.